Virat Kohli (c)
What match would you have gone to?
Always get the feeling that Indians don't like following sport, they just like following India.
Atleast India fills up stadiums and has them jam packed in their own matches. How many other nations can say the same? I certainly don't see that in places like NZL, South Africa, and West Indies. I also don't see packed stadiums (or stadiums even nearly as full as we saw yesterday for Aus vs NZL) in other parts of the world for neutral games. 2007 CWC in West Indies is a proof for that. As soon as India and Pakistan crashed out, we saw what happened to the entire tournament.I don't know to be honest. You will see the less competitive nations fans like West Indies, New Zealand, Ireland, Zimbabwe etc have another team they semi support or have a more general/neutral attitude to other teams/players. I have found especially with the recent decline in NZ cricket that watching teams like Australia is more enjoyable now that the spice has largely left our games. I no longer loathe their players like Hussey/Watson & co and in fact some of them are among my favourites now. Just enjoy watching quality cricket now.
Spot on.I don't understand what the problem is TBH, none of the games in India have involved the hosts so far and from what I can pick up on TV, the atmosphere and response is better than what it'd have been in any other country. Has everybody forgotten the empty stands at the Caribbean in 2007 already? No country fills 50K stadiums when their team isn't playing. Definitely not on weekdays.
benchmark : I'm pretty sure Indian cricket fans watch a lot more international cricket not involving India than fans of any other country. The main reason for this is that FC cricket in India is of a low standard and not properly marketed/televised.
Bull****. I'd like to see how packed the stadiums are for neutral games (especially ones involving minnows) in 2015.Indian fans only come to watch Indian players
You've got to be kidding me. I've grown up in Canada my entire life, one of the most developed, open, least congested, clean, polite, safe and orderly countries in the world. Yet not once have I ever felt uncomfortable or unsafe in India. In fact, I look forward to visiting India each and every time. Being so different than Canada, it has that charm and attraction I find in developing nations when visiting them. It's a different culture, and provides a valuable and unique experience.Im just little worried about lack of support from overseas fans in the audience.
I can definitely understand the issues (terror attacks, foul crowds and to lesser extent comfort of living). I probably wouldn't want myself or my loved ones visiting a country when such an event can become prime target for terrorists.
I hope it improves but I don't think it will.
Yeah, you would know right? Making 700 odd such posts on your own. You sound like a clown. Shut up. Shut up and sit your ass down in a corner of a basement without access to internet, ****!The really clever thing about this post is the complete lack of wit and originality. It must take some strength of mind to make a post completely devoid of any worth. Well played, sir.
Quality posting. I particularly like the bit about how the number of previous posts matter.Yeah, you would know right? Making 700 odd such posts on your own. You sound like a clown. Shut up. Shut up and sit your ass down in a corner of a basement without access to internet, ****!